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In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost are joined by Lightning developer Joost Jager to discuss everything about Lightning Network routing.

What Is Lightning Network Routing?

The Lightning Network — Bitcoin’s Layer 2 protocol for fast and cheap payments — consists of a network of payments channels. Each payment channel exists between two Lightning users. Even if two users don’t have a payment channel between themselves directly, they can pay each other though one or several other Lightning users, who in that case forwards the payment from the payer to the payee.

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